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Title: Mars Dynamics from Earth-Based Tracking of the Mars Pathfinder Lander
Authors: Folkner, W. M.
Kahn, R. D.
Preston, R. A.
Yoder, C. F.
Edwards, C. D.
Hellings, R. W.
Standish, E. M.
Williams, J. G.
Eubanks, T. M.
Bills, B. G.
Issue Date: 1996
Abstract: Measurements of Mars' rotational variations can be conducted via Earth-based radio tracking observations of the Mars Pathfinder lander during an extended mission. Two-way range measurements between an Earth antenna and the lander will enable precise monitoring of the planet's orientation and length-of-day variation, allowing details of Mars' internal structure and global surface/atmosphere interactions to be determined with precision for the first time.
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